Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 17, 2019
“Wearing the label ‘Christian’ or ‘Catholic’ is not enough to belong to Jesus. We need to speak the same language as Jesus: that of love,” Pope Francis said as he celebrated the third World Day of the Poor.
Catholics holding torches leave Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 2015, after praying for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing. Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits the country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, 2019, the Vatican announced Sept. 13. (CNS photo/Toru Hanai, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 15, 2019
It will be his fourth trip to Asia since becoming pope.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 15, 2019
“Parasite” delivers an epic lesson in class warfare.
photo: Alfredo Capozzi/HBO
Arts & Culture Television
Jose SolísNovember 15, 2019
Despite its apparent irreverence, the Maradonian Church mimics Catholic structures and echoes the Ignatian intention of finding God in all things.
Faith News
When Pope Francis embarks on his apostolic trip to Thailand, he will have the assistance of a translator: his second cousin, a nun--who has worked as a missionary there for the last 50 years.
Politics & Society News
"If Pope Francis is needed, we should add him.”
Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, right, leaves federal court in Lower Manhattan with his wife Deborah after a mistrial was declared in his racketeering case on Feb. 20, 2018 in New York. The author appears in the center background of the photo (AP Photo/Kathy Willens).
Arts & Culture Culture
James T. KeaneNovember 15, 2019
We love our movies about wiseguys. But what happens when you live and work down the street from them?
Faith News
Baptisms in Quebec have significantly declined in since 2012 and there's no indication the trend will reverse.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersNovember 15, 2019
John the Baptist’s example can inspire modern readers to speak truth to power.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersNovember 15, 2019
To truly prepare during this Advent season, we must be guided by the light of Christ.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Diane ScharperNovember 15, 2019
Here are several ways to deal with pain
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyNovember 15, 2019
In 'Barnum: An American Life,' Robert Wilson, editor of The American Scholar, shows how P. T. Barnum morphed into (as he styled himself) “The Children’s Friend.”
Arts & Culture Books
Zac DavisNovember 15, 2019
The stories in David Means’s latest collection demand and deserve the reader’s full participation.
Arts & Culture Books
Thomas P. RauschNovember 15, 2019
Two new books show that Christian approaches to salvation are not as monolithic as one might think.
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Arts & Culture Ideas
Elizabeth Grace MatthewNovember 15, 2019
I do not mean that we need to stop having children. I mean that we need to stop engaging in the practices that have coincided with the widespread usage of “parent” as a verb.
Faith Faith and Reason
Christiana ZennerNovember 15, 2019
Anand Giridharadas comes to conclusions that are consonant with the works of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.
Faith Faith in Focus
Katie AcostaNovember 15, 2019
The reactions generally fell into two camps: I was either completely crazy or a saint, both of which I knew to be untrue.
Faith Features
Kaya OakesNovember 15, 2019
Just as there is a growing number of nones, there is also a growing interest in spiritual direction.
Faith Last Take
Damian CostelloNovember 15, 2019
One of the richest philosophical traditions in human history has been ignored and even systematically persecuted: the broad family of indigenous philosophies.
The Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry is one of the many programs affiliated with the Catholic Volunteer Network. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Volunteer Network.)
Faith Dispatches
Ian PeoplesNovember 15, 2019
Where can you go? How much does it pay (or cost) to volunteer?